Alan Riach

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Alan Riach is a Scottish poet and academic.[1]

He was born in 1957 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and was educated at Gravesend Grammar School for Boys, Churchill College, Cambridge (BA 1979)[2] and the University of Glasgow (PhD). He taught at the University of Waikato in New Zealand from 1986 until 2001.[3] He is currently the Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.[4][5] Riach is a regular contributor of “The Nation (Scotland)”.[6]

Publications[edit]

  • This Folding Map (AUP, 1990)
  • An Open Return (Untold Books, 1991)
  • First & Last Songs (Chapman, 1995)
  • Clearances (Scottish Cultural Press, 2001)
  • Homecoming: new poems 2001-2009 (Luath, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riach, Alan; Gifford, Douglas, eds. (2004-10-01). Scotlands: Poets and the Nation (1st ed.). Manchester: Carcanet Press Ltd. ISBN 9781857547405.
  2. ^ Guardian, 21 June 1979.
  3. ^ http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/alan-riach
  4. ^ "Scottish Poetry Library". Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  5. ^ "University of Glasgow :: School of Critical Studies :: Our staff :: Prof Alan Riach". Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Profile: Alan Riach". www.thenational.scot. Retrieved 2018-11-21.